IPVideo Launches Sentry ERS Lockdown & Emergency Response System
- By Matt Jones
- February 16, 2023
IPVideo recently announced the launch of the Sentry ERS Lockdown and Emergency Response System, custom-built for use in schools and campus environments, according to a news release. Against the backdrop of a rising number of active shooter incidents in schools, the product’s goal is to help campuses and society at large respond to these incidents quickly—especially in moments of stress or panic.
Sentry ERS can help schools initiate a lockdown with the single push of a button on the base unit. The lockdown can include locking doors, public announcements, and activating strobe lights in a facility. It can also play audible lockdown messages, emit a location beacon, notify police dispatch, and send push notifications to security teams and administrators. The system also opens live audio and video communications with first responders so that they can assess the situation.
The news release reports that each unit comes with a dedicated mobile smartphone that can broadcast a video stream and allow the user to communicate live with first responders, providing real-time information and updates directly from the scene.
“Our mission is always to make the world a smarter, safer, and healthier place,” said IPVideo Corporation President David Antar. “We remain committed to providing facilities with advanced technology like the Sentry ERS Lockdown and Emergency Response System to help keep campus staff and first responders better equipped, protected, and prepared for crises of all magnitudes.”
According to the press release, Sentry ERS is the only lockdown system that offers accurate and immediate situational awareness through video, two-way voice communication, text messaging, and GPS location. Other benefits include immediate alerts at the push of a button or automatic alerts triggered by gunshot detection or aggression detection; the ability to inform and prepare first responders before they arrive on scene; the ability to inform teachers and staff members via voice and text communication; a drill mode to measure capability; and privacy.